Since I haven’t had a gym membership since the end of January, I have been trying to get my exercise organically, it however has not been consistent. Part of that is the time of year for me at work. In February I was getting some a lot of yoga. I bought classes that expired in a month that kept me going to use them all up. The next batch I bought was a 20 pack, they don’t expire and I think I’ve gone once. I book and then cancel, repeat. Part of it is my long hours, the timing in the morning and the extra hour needed to drive 30 min there and back.
My newest goal, one hatched on Saturday morning was that I was going to get up every single morning at 6:00 a.m. and go for a walk. Before it gets hot out, before anything else happens, heck before I’m awake enough to cancel and then I would still have time for yoga or yard work or anything else scheduled for the day.
So I set my alarm 6:00 a.m. I even put out my clothes and shoes. Sunday morning 6:00 a.m. comes and my first thought was it is Sunday, I have lots of time to fit this in and hit snooze. When it went off again I turned it off and dozed a bit more. But I was up and out the door before 7:00 for a lovely 2.5 mile walk to the park and back. It was a dream walk. One that if every morning were like that how would you ever miss one. It was cool yet sunny and oh so quiet and still. A stillness that is never our neighborhood.
Monday when the 6:00 alarm went off I realized it was STILL DARK OUTSIDE and did the same thing. But I didn’t get out of the house until 8:00 ish and I tell you an almost pre-dawn walk on a Sunday beats an 8:00 a.m., pushing 80 degrees, lots of cars, children walking to school walk on Monday.
I got home late last night and went straight to bed, but it was after midnight. So I decided to change the alarm to 6:30 to take into consideration the light issue and give myself a few more minutes. I thought maybe I had turned off my 6:30 alarm this morning while sleeping and just kept sleeping. That is until my 6:30 alarm for this morning went off at work tonight.
I didn’t get up until 8:00. Made Lori breakfast and talked to her for a bit. When she left for school at 9:30 I headed to the car wash, then to the grocery store. Once I got back home and got everything put away it was 11:00 I had to go then or miss day 3 of my new goal. I walked the other direction, turned at the school and back around. Still getting in two miles and luckily for me there was a nice breeze and not the 90 degrees out like yesterday.
I got back about 11:45 and whipped up some cornbread to bake. Made my breakfast then and dinner to take to work and then got ready for work. Pulling the cornbread out just before leaving.
Three days in and over 7 miles walked. Also this lovely cornbread with roasted green chilis and vegan cashew pesto! Lori says I’m Messing with an original….but I bet she eats it anyway.